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Waste Charges Consultation Due To Close

Waste Charges Consultation Due To Close
Jan 12
2018
👤 by Brian Shillibeer

The Environment Agency (EA) opened a public consultation at the end of November 2017 on the cost of its permits and business charges.

Proposals laid out in an EA Strategic Review of Charges, means businesses would pay for the full services they use -  rather than much of the cost being borne by public.

The proposals are for a simpler and more consistent charging arrangement. Charges will reflect the amount of regulatory effort needed at a site. Businesses that are well-managed and low-hazard present a low environmental risk and would be charged less. Higher-risk or poor-performing businesses would be charged more.

Neil Davies, Environment Agency Director of Regulated Services, said: "Our work to regulate industry protects and enhances the environment. The proposed changes will mean that businesses pay for the full services they use rather than the public. This is more financially sustainable, will lead to a better service to businesses and long-term improvements to the environment.

"We have been engaging with trade associations over the last year while we were developing these proposals. Their input into this process has been really valuable and I urge them to take part in the consultation.2

The consultation will run until 26 January 2018, with the proposed charges being introduced in April 2018 – the start of the financial year. To have your say - Click Here

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